Top Afghan security officials in the Ministry of Interior were investigated for a deadly attack in capital Kabul that targeted a convoy of the Afghan police cadets.
Sources in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) have said at least 10 senior officials have been investigated, apparently for any negligence that led to the death of at least 33 police cadets.
The incident in Kabul took place on Thursday after a suicide bomber targeted the convoy of the vehicle and second blast took place minutes after the first explosion.
The Ministry of Interior on Friday disclosed the latest casualties toll putting the number of dead people to 33 which included 32 police cadets.
MoI further added that 80 others were also wounded in the attack including a civilian and 79 police cadets.
The Taliban group claimed responsiblity behind the attack which followed almost two months after a deadly attack targeted the VIP protection unity in Kabul.
At least 64 people were killed and 347 others were wounded in the attack, forcing the Afghan government to change the soft stance against the Taliban and pick a strict military action against the group amid ongoing peace efforts.
In the meantime, the attack on police cadets convoy on Thursday drew international condemnation.
“On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I condemn today’s attack in Kabul that targeted Afghan National Police (ANP) cadets and their instructors, killing 33 and injuring 71 others,” Tadamichi Yamamoto, the US Secretary-General’s new Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
He said the attack appears specifically designed to maximize suffering as police went to the aid of their fallen colleagues.
“There is simply no justification for such an attack. I remind all parties to the armed conflict in Afghanistan that they are bound to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law at all times. The perpetrators must be held accountable,” Yamamoto added.